Canada's First People First

Canada's First People First

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.18

I first seriously became aware of Canada's Aboriginal people in 2010 when my daily Google feed of online mentions for “Aboriginal art” started to trend towards almost 50% Canadian content. It was the Vancouver Winter Olympics which had pressured that...» Read More

 

SWEET COUNTRY

SWEET COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.01.18

Oh boy, has Warwick Thornton set us a series of virtually unanswerable ethical questions in his latest film as director and cinematographer! 'Sweet Country', his successor in terms of its examination of the Aboriginal condition in Central Australia to the...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.17

If you're looking for that last minute Christmas present to grace your loved ones' coffee tables for 2018, look no further than Jacquie McPhee's self-published book about her collection under the title, 'the greatest passion of all'. It's full of...» Read More

 

YOU ARE HERE

YOU ARE HERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.07.17

Presented by actress Miranda Tapsell, the TV series of films under the title of You Are Here explores the place of Indigenous people in Australia today. Included in the series are Warwick Thornton’s We Don’t Need a Map, Erica Glynn’s In...» Read More

 

THAT BIG FELLAR UP THERE

THAT BIG FELLAR UP THERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.06.17

“That Big Fellar.....” is none other than the Southern Cross, the 5 stars that grace the sky in the Southern Hemisphere, and feature on our national flag (or flags, if you're a devotee of the Eureka flag). Well, that's what...» Read More

 

JASPER JONES

JASPER JONES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.03.17

Is this new Australian film an Aboriginal film? It's a good question. For it's named after the “mixed race outcast” (played by Aaron McGrath from the excellent 'Gods of Wheat Street' and 'The Secret River' on TV) and is directed...» Read More

 

CLEVERMAN

CLEVERMAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.05.16

“There's less and less being made unless it's a superhero movie”, complained the Aussie director Jocelyn Moorehouse (The Dressmaker, Proof, etc) in the SMH last week. Well that's the opposite of the view taken by tyro Indigenous film-maker Ryan Griffen,...» Read More